Friday, 9 January, 2009

Want to make history?

With the digicam revolution, we’ve all become photographers. Even I have.

I swell with pride when I capture that unique moment and I want the whole world to appreciate it. The maximum I could do was to post it on my blog and hope someone would see it. Not anymore …

Now I can make history with those wonderful snapshots. Yes, you read it right – Make History.

The Make History Foundation (technically De Metri Foundation), a non-profit initiative along with Lee launched a Photography contest last year in Europe. Now it’s happening in the Asia-Pacific region, which includes India.

And I’ve already made a list of things I could buy with the prize money - a whopping $40,000, close to Rs 20 lakhs. The good thing is that one need not be a professional photographer to participate. But you should be able to tell a few words. The image and words together make a story. “Because history is not only important events and important people. It is recorded with songs and painted on canvas. It is told in stories. It lives in snapshots.”

I have started looking around with a new set of eyes and find meaning in the unobvious because I want to Make History …

So can you! Check out the site and the blog

No, I didn't click it. A sample from the collection

PS. Anybody winning prize after getting lead from this post pay me a commission. OK? :-)


Sands | കരിങ്കല്ല് 10 January 2009 at 12:58 am  

First time here..

Shall come later, to read more.


PS: If I get prize, then *oru kunju commission* tharaam.

kochuthresiamma p .j 10 January 2009 at 11:09 am  

you have a competitor, bindhu. sure i'll give u commission. how much? name the % NOW, not after i bag the 40 grand dollars(omg - what'll i do with all that money!)

Bindhu Unny 10 January 2009 at 9:52 pm  

Sands: Thanks for coming here :-)

KPJ: I don't mind a competitor as long as I get commission. :-)

Well, I am not greedy. You can give me 50% :-).

Dhanya 10 January 2009 at 10:31 pm  

Checked that site.. Some of the snaps there are really amazing..

Bindhu Unny 12 January 2009 at 9:32 pm  

Dhanya: Why don't you upload some of your vignettes there? :-)

Gaurav Jain 26 February 2009 at 2:49 pm  

history can't be made by motivation generated by money !

Bindhu Unny 8 March 2009 at 10:02 pm  

Gaurav: I think history was made by people motivated by various things, including money. And, getting motivated by money is not a bad thing. :-)

Gaurav Jain 9 March 2009 at 5:32 pm  

I wanted to say that's not history is all about..
It's a process which is created with time,over time..:)

Bindhu Unny 16 March 2009 at 9:58 pm  

Gaurav: Right. Whatever we do now may become history years later. :-)

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